Henrik Ibsen Quotes

Henrik Ibsen Quotes

Henrik Ibsen

"It’s a release to know that in spite of everything a premeditated act of courage is still possible"

Henrik Ibsen

"It's a liberation to know that an act of spontaneous courage is yet possible in this world. An act that has something of unconditional beauty"

Henrik Ibsen

"You see, the point is that the strongest man in the world is he who stands most alone"

An Enemy of the People

Henrik Ibsen

"The most dangerous enemy of the truth and freedom amongst us is the compact majority"

An Enemy of the People

Henrik Ibsen

"Public opinion is an extremely mutable thing"

An Enemy of the People

Henrik Ibsen

"You should never wear your best trousers when you go out to fight for freedom and truth"

An Enemy of the People

Henrik Ibsen

There is so much falsehood both at home and at school. At home one must not speak, and at school we have to stand and tell lies to the children.

An Enemy of the People

Henrik Ibsen

"A community is like a ship; everyone ought to be prepared to take the helm"

An Enemy of the People

Henrik Ibsen

"The majority is never right. Never, I tell you!"

An Enemy of the People

Henrik Ibsen

"It is the very mark of the spirit of rebellion to crave for happiness in this life"

Ghost

Henrik Ibsen

"It's not only what we have inherited from our father and mother that walks in us. It's all sorts of dead ideas, and lifeless old beliefs, and so forth"

Ghost

Henrik Ibsen

“It is the small losses in life that cut one to the heart”

The Master Builder

Henrik Ibsen

“Not in that sense. What I need is the companionship of another person who can, as it were, complete me—supply what is wanting in me—be one with me in all my striving”

When We Dead Awaken

Henrik Ibsen

"Rob the average man of his life-illusion, and you rob him of his happiness at the same stroke "

The Wild Duck

Henrik Ibsen

"Men are funny characters, they must always have something to bemuse them"

The Wild Duck

Henrik Ibsen

"Because there is surely nothing in the world that can compare with happiness of forgiveness and of lifting up a guilty sinner in the arms of love"

The Wild Duck

Henrik Ibsen

"No, I don't think one ought to be at everybody's beck and call. Anyway, I'm not going to be”

The Wild Duck

Henrik Ibsen

“You see, there are some people that one loves, and others that perhaps one would rather be with.”

A Doll's House

Henrik Ibsen

“I must make up my mind which is right – society or I.”

A Doll's House

Pillars of Society

“She was an extraordinary person too! Would you believe it, she cut her hair short, and used to go about in men’s boots in bad weather”

Pillars of Society

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